DC is a foodie town. DC residents may spend their days in the law firms, agencies, and on the Hill, but on the weekends, and at nights, they love some good food. Baked goods have are always a priority for the DC breakfast/brunch/snack. If looking for a good cookie/cupcake/macaroon/pie then give these a try:
Baked and Wired
While the tourists line up around the block for Georgetown Cupcake a few streets up, DC residents know that the best cupcakes and cup of coffee is at this alternative Georgetown coffeehouse/bakery. The crowd is a mix of working pros, hipsters, and college students. For a treat get yourself a cup of coffee and an UnPorked Elvis Cupcake (banana cake, peanut butter frosting, and optional candied bacon).
Dog Tag Bakery
This place isn’t even open yet (we’re going to have to wait till June) and it’s attracting a lot of buzz. Started by Father Curry of Georgetown, and philanthropist Connie Milstein, this Georgetown Bakery serves as a platform for returning veterans, giving them a job to help with transitioning back from the military. With such a great cause, close to the hearts of those in the nation’s capital, this bakery is one to keep an eye out for. Also, the brownies are rumored to be excellent.
Golden Brown Delicious
For the donut fiend in all of us (let’s be honest, no one hates donuts). Golden Brown Delicious (GBD) serves up some of the most interesting donuts in town including: The German Chocolate Cake, Maple Bourbon Bacon, and Lime Curd Filled. The place also serves fried chicken, and even a sandwich that is fried chicken with donuts instead of bread.
This Columbia Heights vegetarian restaurant and bakery has a wide range of sandwiches, snacks, salads, and of course baked goods. Vegetarians go gaga, knowing that they can eat anything in the place. Be sure to give their Sticky Buns and Mint Brownie a try. If you feel like it, try both.
The Sweet Lobby
This DC institution gets its name from it’s location-Capitol Hill, just a few blocks from where Congress sits. Advocating for the spread of sweets everywhere, this place makes some of the best macarons this side of Paris. With interesting flavors like, Milk Chocolate, Lavender, Fig Balsamic, Lemon, and Umami, this place is doing a great job lobbying for baked goods everywhere.